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Wanting something sometimes sounds like WHINING for something..

Think about when you hear your children say they “want” something. It often comes across as a long whiny sounding.. “I wannnttttt..” Adults sound like this all the time when they talk about what they want.  I hear it with strangers, I hear it with friends, it’s everywhere. Think about this scenario.

Two friends are chatting about their diets. The first one says, “I want to be healthy and feel great.” The second one says, “I intend to be healthy and feel great.”
Which one do you think is going to get healthy and feel great? Yep—the one who intends it.
Wanting is simply wishing you can have.

Intending means you’re committed to achieving something by making a plan for success—and sticking to it!

My favorite people to spend time with are intellectually curious about the world around them. They generally live with intention showing up with what they have decided to do. These people inspire me. They dont “wind” themselves up talking about what their goals are; they simply start them and stay the course. If this doesn’t come naturally to you but you desire to live with more intention to reach your goals, you can too! Simply think about what you “want” and change the word to “intend.” Whether your goals are big or small, if you intend on success, then you will find a way to reach it, obtain it and have it!
The Fuel for Desired Results
The key to intention is action – try this to build your intention muscle:

  • Get clear on what you want. Create a vision board by gathering images and words, use pinterest, or follow instagram accounts that inspire you, or simply write down a list on your phone or in a journal. See you goals and make it happen.
  • Do something to make your desires happen. Let’s say you want to eat more vegetables each day.
    Your first action may be to go to a farmers’ market and purchase a few veggies you can cook for dinner.  Need to start drinking water? Buy a large glass water bottle and have it filled up each night so its ready to take with you throughout the day. Intend to drink it all. Start there. Join the gym. Try every exercise out there to figure out what you like and stick with it! Dont be forced into the latest trendy workout. Find what works for your needs and your speed.
  • Time is just an excuse. Figure out how to prioritize the way that you manage time.

Everyday is a new chance to set an intention for a great day:
Rather than diving into your morning and hoping you’ll achieve your day’s big goal, why not take a moment and set yourself up for success?
Try this “Setting An Intention to Succeed” exercise used by professional athletes, speakers, politicians, and
performers:
• Upon waking, lie in bed and think about what you have planned for your day (or, find a quiet spot to sit and contemplate). YOU HAVE 2 MINUTES TO DO THIS! IT WORKS!
• Think about your desired outcome. Take a deep breath and visualize yourself succeeding.
• Replay your success several times in your mind.
• Lastly, replay the scene again, adding emotions. Feel your elation at getting the job, your pride at finally
finishing your work, hitting the weight loss goal, taking the trip, or getting that fancy bag! Yes. You can think about all these things, just change your tone from simply “wanting” it like a child, to “intending” on absolutely getting it done!

It’s all about balance and changing the way we approach how to reach our goals. Wishing you all success in getting everything you intend on having !

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